Introduction to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Introduction to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 7:30am - Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 5:00pm

This course is designed for the novice clinician/ student interested in pelvic floor rehabilitation. The participant will be instructed in pelvic floor examination, treatment, commonly used outcome measures and billing. The course will include internal pelvic floor assessment methods in addition to manual therapy and other modalities commonly used in pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Education Credits

Introduction to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation has been approved for 2.15 Continuing Education Units (corresponding to 21.5 contact hours) by the Continuing Education Committee of the Nebraska Chapter American Physical Therapy Association.


During and upon completion of this course the student will engage in activities that lead to the following behaviors and learning experiences:

  • Describe the urogenital system in a normal functioning adult.
  • Identify common bladder and pelvic floor pathologies occurring in the women’s health patient.
  • Screen patient’s dietary and toileting habits and Identify common medical interventions for management of bladder dysfunctions.
  • Perform a pelvic floor examination on a women’s health patient.
  • Apply biofeedback, electrical stimulation and ultrasound imaging techniques for pelvic floor dysfunctions.
  • Discuss common bladder tests and measures for identifying pathology.
  • Recognize common bladder dysfunctions in the pediatric patient.
  • Apply physical therapy treatment interventions for bladder and pelvic floor.
  • Discuss documentation and payment issues specific to the women’s health patient.


Julie Peterson, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Creighton University.  She has been working with patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions, including bowel and bladder dysfunctions for over 20 years.  Dr. Peterson serves as a mentor in the Women’s Health Residency Program at Creighton University, the Director of PT Residency Programs at Creighton University, as well as a clinical instructor for entry level DPT students.  Dr. Peterson is the Director of Creighton Therapy and Wellness, a specialty faculty practice in women’s health.

Kari Bargstadt-Wilson, PT, MSPT, WCS, CSCS

Is an instructor in the department of physical therapy at Creighton University.  She has been working in the area of women’s health for over 23 years.  Specifically, her areas of specialty are urinary and fecal incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and bowel/bladder disorders.  Ms. Bargstadt-Wilson serves as a mentor in the Women’s Health Residency Program at Creighton University as well as a clinical instructor for entry level DPT students.


Webinar (5 hours)

  • Pelvic Floor Anatomy
  • Bladder and Bowel Physiology
  • Introduction to Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions
  • Medical Management of Urologic Conditions & Urologic Tests

October 4, 2019 (8.5 hours)

7:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

8:30 a.m.
Review of Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions

10 a.m.
Urinary Incontinence

12 p.m.

1 p.m.
Pelvic Floor Examination/Treatment

3 p.m.
Pelvic floor Lab- Examination & Treatment

5:30 p.m.

October 5, 2019 (8 hours)

8 a.m.
High Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions

9 a.m.
Pediatric Incontinence

10 a.m.
Behavioral Health

11 a.m.

12 p.m.
Lunch and Case Studies

1 p.m.
Stim and Biofeedback Lab

3 p.m.
Ultrasound Lab

4:30 p.m.

5 p.m.


Participants must complete the webinar series prior to the in-person didactic portion on October 4-5.  Participants must pass with at least an 80% on the post-test and email the certificate of completion to Julie Peterson at juliepeterson [at] creighton [dot] edu


Physical Therapists: $500
Physical Therapy Students: $250

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this course, all male registrants must provide their own live female model to act as patient.

Location and Accommodations

The workshop will be held in room #116 of the Boyne Building on Creighton University Campus.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Element Omaha, 3253 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68131, 402-614-8080. 

Book a room at a discounted rate.


Boyne Building Room 116
2802 Webster St
Omaha, NE 68131
United States